Jewish Life & Learning

Celebrate Jewish Life at the MJCCA! The MJCCA hosts holiday and Shabbat celebrations, classes, and educational opportunities for people of all ages. Do you want to learn more about Judaism? Do you want to experience the joy of the Jewish holidays? Then check out our programs and events and plan to meet us at the JCC.

Lisa F. Brill Institute for Jewish Learning

The MJCCA's Lisa F. Brill Institute for Jewish Learning is Atlanta's largest adult Jewish education program. We offer a broad range of diverse courses taught by some of Atlanta's most outstanding Jewish scholars, rabbis, and educators. Our thought-provoking courses include Florence Melton School of Adult Jewish Learning curriculum developed at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. In addition to our MJCCA campus in Dunwoody, Brill Institute courses are also offered at multiple off-site locations in metro Atlanta, making learning convenient for everyone.

Holidays and Shabbat

What better way to spend the holidays and Shabbat than with friends and family. Join us for Holiday and Shabbat celebrations to experience the joy of bringing Jewish ritual and tradition into your life. We look forward to celebrating with you.

Interfaith Programs

Are you curious about Judaism? Are you interested in learning about Jewish life? Would you like to connect with other individuals and families who are also transitioning to living a life based on Jewish values and traditions? Our Interfaith Programs are designed just for you - to help you feel more comfortable with Jewish traditions and to bring the joy of Jewish customs and traditions into your life.

Besser Holocaust Memorial Garden

The Besser Holocaust Memorial Garden serves as a beacon of memory and hope. Located at the MJCCA's Zaban Park, this memorial is comprised of nine sculptures in addition to an eternal flame (ner tamid). The sculptures depict different aspects of Jewish life before, during, and after the Holocaust. The Besser Holocaust Memorial, though a reminder of atrocities, stands in the middle of vibrant Jewish living to serve as a testament to Jewish faith, fortitude, and hope.


Do you love to travel? Are you interested in exploring other Jewish communities? We offer a range of trips around Atlanta, the Southeast, and abroad. Join friends new and old and experience new places with us. Let the adventures begin.

Israeli Scouts (Tzofim)

Our Tzofim Tzabar (Israeli Scouts in the USA) works with the youth of the Israeli community living in North America (both permanent and temporary residents), conducting all activities in Hebrew. In Atlanta, Tzofim Shevet Lavie operates out of the MJCCA for grades 4-12 to build social and moral development. This program helps youth and teens develop physically, intellectually and socially, through age-specific activities including games, discussions, projects, camping trips, ceremonies, holiday celebrations, music, sport - and lots of fun.

Jewish Scouting

Chartered out of the Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta, The Boy Scouts of America Pack 1818 is one of the largest Jewish scouting packs in the metro area. The group focuses on combining the best of Cub Scouting with the heritage and traditions of Judaism, serving families in Dunwoody, Alpharetta, and surrounding communities and gives boys the opportunity to make lasting friendships and have fun. Dens are available for all age groups, including Tigers, Wolves, Bears, and Webelos.


The MJCCA’s Inclusion Program strives to provide the necessary accommodations and flexibility for youth who require additional support so they may access the transformative opportunities available at the MJCCA. Our Inclusion Team collaborates with parents, educators, and staff to determine if successful program placement is possible. These youth and their families are then supported by our Inclusion Team through program accommodations and may also receive individualized assistance. Click here for more information.